Category Archives: agriculture

Big Workday on June 23 at the RU Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden

The Roosevelt University Chicago Campus Rooftop Garden is having a big workday next Tuesday, June 23rd, from 10am-2pm. The garden is located on the 5th floor of Wabash Building at 425 S. Wabash, and is managed this summer by Rebecca Quesnell, … Continue reading

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EPA Releases New Rules for Protecting US Waters

From the Thursday 28 May 2015 online edition of the NY Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday [27 May 2015] announced a sweeping new clean water regulation meant to restore the federal government’s authority to limit pollution in the … Continue reading

Posted in agriculture, business, conservation, economics, news, policy, pollution, water

RU Community Garden Plots Still Available for 2015

The RUrbanPioneers Community Garden at Roosevelt University​’s Schaumburg Campus has 7 garden plots still available for the 2015 growing season. Please contact RU Environmental Sustainability Associate (and Garden Manager) Mary Rasic ( if you want to claim one of these … Continue reading

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Good Food Festival & Conference at UIC, March 19-21

The Good Food Festival & Conference at the UIC Forum in Chicago on March 19-21 is excited to offer a student discount! The conference houses the biggest trade show in the country for local, sustainable food businesses and is the perfect place to network … Continue reading

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RU Community Garden Plans for Its Upcoming Growing Season in Schaumburg

Roosevelt University’s Physical Resources Department is coordinating the Schaumburg campus’ RUrbanPioneer Community Garden for the 2015 growing season. This is the garden’s fourth year and its leadership team, led by senior SUST major and Environmental Sustainability Associate Mary Rasic, is excited to get … Continue reading

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Sustainable Agriculture Internships at Barrington Natural Farms

Barrington Natural Farms is a “diversified 50-acre farm located just 45 miles northwest of Chicago, Illinois. The primary focus of the farm is on protein production utilizing humane, pasture-based, organic, and biodynamic agricultural practices. The farm currently raises dairy cattle … Continue reading

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IL Gov Bruce Rauner’s Appointments to Lead Dept of Ag, IL EPA, and IDNR a Mixed Bag

Newly installed Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made a point during his election campaign in 2014 of promising that he’d appoint true professionals to his administration who actually know something about the agencies they run, instead of merely bringing in politically … Continue reading

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